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Apr 12, ESTONIA: Tallinn area passenger operator Elektriraudtee announced on April 9 that Stadler Rail had been selected to supply 18 electric and. May 6, Population around (in Estonia mil) Port buildings are new and clean, easy to find currency exhange, ATM or Taxi. New trains means new Stadler FLIRT electric and diesel trains, locals call them CARROTS. Sep 4, Trains are rather comfortable Stadler FLIRT regional trains. Trains are usually quite crowded in peak hours - Friday and Saturday. Edited:
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An infrastructure manager might specify new or replacement track components at a variation from the nominal gauge for pragmatic reasons.
In addition, there are constraints, such as the load-carrying capacity of axles. Narrow gauge railways usually cost less to build because they are lighter in construction, using smaller cars and locomotives, as well as smaller bridges, smaller tunnels.
Narrow gauge is often used in mountainous terrain, where the savings in civil engineering work can be substantial. Broader gauge railways are generally expensive to build and require wider curves.
There is no single perfect gauge, because different environments and economic considerations come into play, a narrow gauge is superior if ones main considerations are economy and tight curvature. For direct, unimpeded routes with high traffic, a broad gauge may be preferable, the Standard, Russian, and 46 gauges are designed to strike a reasonable balance between these factors. In addition to the general trade-off, another important factor is standardization, once a standard has been chosen, and equipment, infrastructure, and training calibrated to that standard, conversion becomes difficult and expensive.
This also makes it easier to adopt an existing standard than to invent a new one and this is true of many technologies, including railroad gauges.
The reduced cost, greater efficiency, and greater economic opportunity offered by the use of a common standard explains why a number of gauges predominate worldwide 3. Diesel multiple unit — A diesel multiple unit or DMU is a multiple-unit train powered by on-board diesel engines.
A DMU requires no separate locomotive, as the engines are incorporated into one or more of the carriages and they may also be referred to as a railcar or railmotor, depending on country. Diesel-powered units may be classified by their transmission type, diesel-electric. The diesel engine may be located above the frame in a bay or under the floor.
Driving controls can be at both ends, on one end, or none, DMUs are usually classified by the method of transmitting motive power to their wheels. In a diesel-mechanical multiple unit the rotating energy of the engine is transmitted via a gearbox and driveshaft directly to the wheels of the train, like a car. The transmissions can be shifted manually by the driver, as in the majority of first-generation British Rail DMUs.
In a diesel-hydraulic multiple unit, a torque converter, a type of fluid coupling. Some units feature a mix of hydraulic and mechanical transmissions, usually reverting to the latter at higher operating speeds as this decreases engine RPM.
In a diesel-electric multiple unit a diesel engine drives a generator or an alternator which produces electrical energy. The generated current is fed to electric traction motors on the wheels or bogies in the same way as a conventional diesel electric locomotive.
In modern DEMUs, such as the Bombardier Voyager family, each car is entirely self-contained and has its own engine, generator, a train composed of DMU cars scales well, as it allows extra passenger capacity to be added at the same time as motive power.
It also permits passenger capacity to be matched to demand, and for trains to be split and it is not necessary to match the power available to the size and weight of the train, as each unit is capable of moving itself. As units are added, the power available to move the train increases by the necessary amount, distribution of the propulsion among the cars also results in a system that is less vulnerable to single-point-of-failure outages. Many classes of DMU are capable of operating with faulty units still in the consist, because of the self-contained nature of diesel engines, there is no need to run overhead electric lines or electrified track, which can result in lower system construction costs.
Such advantages must be weighed against the noise and vibration that may be an issue with this type of train. DMUs were first introduced to Australia in the late midth century for use on branch lines that could not justify a locomotive hauled service. It was nominally a union of national republics, but its government.
Inthe communists were victorious, forming the Soviet Union with the unification of the Russian, Transcaucasian, Ukrainian, following Lenins death ina collective leadership and a brief power struggle, Joseph Stalin came to power in the mids.
Stalin suppressed all opposition to his rule, committed the state ideology to Marxism—Leninism. As a result, the country underwent a period of rapid industrialization and collectivization which laid the foundation for its victory in World War II and postwar dominance of Eastern Europe.
Soviet war casualties accounted for the highest proportion of the conflict in the effort of acquiring the upper hand over Axis forces at battles such as Stalingrad.
Soviet forces eventually captured Berlin inthe territory overtaken by the Red Army became satellite states of the Eastern Bloc. Following Stalins death ina period of political and economic liberalization, known as de-Stalinization and Khrushchevs Thaw, the country developed rapidly, as millions of peasants were moved into industrialized cities. In the mids, the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, sought to reform and liberalize the economy through his policies of glasnost.
The goal was to preserve the Communist Party while reversing the economic stagnation, the Cold War ended during his tenure, and in Soviet satellite countries in Eastern Europe overthrew their respective communist regimes.
It failed, with Russian President Boris Yeltsin playing a role in facing down the coup. On 25 DecemberGorbachev resigned and the twelve constituent republics emerged from the dissolution of the Soviet Union as independent post-Soviet states 5.
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Latvia — Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Latvia has 1, inhabitants and a territory of 64, km2.
The country has a seasonal climate. Latvia is a parliamentary republic established in The capital city is Riga, the European Capital of CultureLatvia is a unitary state, divided into administrative divisions, of which are municipalities and 9 are cities.
Latvians and Livs are the people of Latvia. Latvian and Lithuanian are the two surviving Baltic languages. Despite foreign rule from the 13th to 20th centuries, the Latvian nation maintained its identity throughout the generations via the language, Latvia and Estonia share a long common history.
Until World War II, Latvia also had significant minorities of ethnic Germans, Latvia is historically predominantly Protestant Lutheran, except for the Latgale region in the southeast, which has historically been predominantly Roman Catholic.
Orders received in amounted to just CHF million, considerably below the level of recent years. Many international invitations to tender were cancelled or postponed. Stadler Rail had a considerably better start to Orders received currently stand at around CHF 1. A more relaxed situation on the currency front coupled with a calming of the debt crisis have both been factors in this more positive start.
Successful start for new fleets Last year, Stadler once again successfully delivered various newly developed high-quality trains on schedule.
The company is thus underlining its claim to be one of the world leaders in terms of punctuality, vehicle reliability and innovation. Important new fleets were started successfully in the past year: A total of 20 of these trains are to be built for inter-regional services between the various cities in the country. At the same time, Stadler is delivering 18 electric composite vehicles to Estonia. The order covered four seven-carriage and six three-carriage composite vehicles.
A total of seven of these massive locomotives have been built.
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Many more trains and trams were successfully put into service in From the largest factory in Bussnang alone, more than trains were rolled out to more than 10 different countries, with another 59 mainly double-decker multiple-unit trains leaving Stadler Altenrhein and nearly put into service by Stadler Pankow. This is handled by NSB once the relevant train has been tested on passenger services for several months. Stadler achieved this milestone on time for all vehicles.
Tough economic climate For decades, Switzerland has traditionally been considered one of the most expensive production locations in the world. The numbers of invitations to tender and contracts in the classic Western European markets served by Stadler has dwindled as a result of the debt crisis.
Stadler Rail has introduced a package of measures that have enabled it to perform well in this difficult economic climate. So far, the package of measures has covered the following areas: